Sunday, 15 July 2012

Watermelon Thanks....

It is the last week of the Summer of Colour
and the last week when I will be using a drawing to do double duty 
and it is the last week of Winter break
so all in all next week is looking a bit more like a normal sort of a week
which is a good thing sometimes...


The final prompt was a delicious looking one
watermelon ice
and I found watermelon Vans
which are most likely not delicious
but they looked so perfect that I had to paint them
and thanks to Lisa for suggesting the other week 
that I should be looking at shoes for inspiration
genius idea!!!
and though I have possibly made these shoes chronically unhip
probably just typing unhip is unhip
but apologies to all surfer/ skater types who wear these
mind you I doubt very much that any of them will ever know about this post
so maybe apologies aren't needed
and I could take this opportunity to trash them mercilessly 
for their dress sense and all the long straggly hair
I mean haven't they heard of conditioner????
but Dude that would be uncool and I would be showing my age
so I won't do that....


The Summer of Colour has provided such a wide variety of inspiration
which has been a great push to my boundaries
and I have loved finding new blogs to follow
it has been an inspiring and fun time
though it has gone by so quick
which is freaking me out a bit
because now I am feeling old
because that is what older people say isn't it
time goes by in a flash and all that
very worrying indeed....


So I am taking a bit of time out to say some thank you's
Thanks to Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle for hosting
and picking my name out for the ice cream spoon
which I hide in my studio so no one else uses it by the way
and a huge thank you to all my new followers
and to all the people who have taken time to comment
you are all appreciated...

As are all my friends at Sunday Sketches 
who have been putting up with all my double dipping
and are always supportive and insightful
and is a great place to share your drawings and sketches
with a group of people who are very generous with their time and thoughts
I just love the bloggerverse don't you....xx

PS... The lovely Liz over at Gumnut Inspirations 
has just published an interview with me... which is a thrill and a half
If you are interested you can find it here
as well as lots of great stuff to explore on her website... xx



So here are the last few in case you have been busy...




64 comments:

Mandy said...

These are absolutely beautiful...my daughter...who is now 22..had the most adorable little watermelon overalls with the cute little watermelon hat...of which i am doing my piece on this week...i loved the hat....perfect...and it reminds me of these shoes...wonderful work ad always...and yes...i am with you with the time going by so quickly...very scary ....i say the same to my kids all the time..xxx.

Serena Lewis said...

Those watermelon Vans look good to me....not that I'd wear them myself. Great sketch!

As for time, I notice it flying by but, even my kids, go on about how fast the time flies by. lol I think it has a lot to do with the fast-paced world of technology we live in now.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend ~ xo

Joni Nickrent said...

Adorable painting! Love the sweet watermelon Vans! :)

Mannika said...

i'd love to wear these.. just one question, is it a digital drawing or on paper?

craftattack said...

I LOVE those melon shoes, I'm sure I would wear them if I could get them here! Enjoy licking your ice-cream spoon in secret! Valerie

Catherine... said...

Love the watermelon shoes...I think they look fab as a painting, can't imagine anyone wearing them, no taste what so ever... Dirty surfer look, what is that all about? and conditioner is so cheap, it's not like they have a fear of water, is it! Have a great Sunday... :)

Erica Borodina said...

that's so beautiful - easy and light

Sandra said...

Well, I must say I LOVE your painting of the water melon shoes! I wouldn't wear then though, lol! Would look a bit silly at the age of 41, wearing fruit on my feet! Another most amusing post ;0)

Cottage Remnant said...

I love it!!! Watermelon shoes....good thing my daughter didn't see these....LOL

happy creating!

blessings,
Cindy♥

laurie said...

oh my gosh I love those shoes, what a beautiful job you did!! You always do!!

Heather said...

oh these are so fun!....we love watermelon around these parts! so creative!

EM Illustrator said...

I love these watermelon shoes :) lovely work.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Carmen said...

I'd wear those watermelon Vans. And I'm definitely not young... and I was never hip and with it! :D

Gorgeous drawing - I'm so going to miss the Summer of Colour!

Gina Sismilich said...

Already commented on FB - but wanted to comment here as well - those shoes are just wonderful. I love your work. It has a terrific "lightness" - not exactly sure I could define that but it's what comes to mind when I see your paintings.

Christine said...

This is such a cute interpretation of the theme Tracey!

Jez said...

Even the shoes which may be smelly as far as I know, look as if they smell delicious!

krisatlarge said...

I just love the shoes-so inventiveZ,

Debbie said...

cute and very creative!

Manon said...

Snif snif it is all over but not to worry I will still be round for a cuppa and a peek. Those shoes may be something for Lottie she is getting fed op with her cloggs!
Great drawing and I am of to study my own shoes now.
ManonX

Gallery Juana said...

These are fun shoes!
I've been watching youtube and vimeo videos of the street skateboarder lately.
I love how expressive shoes can be.

Piarom said...

What a wonderful idea your sweet watermelon-shoes!! so juicy ;))

Lynn said...

Such cute shoes so well drawn and painted...will be fun to wear I bet too!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Fun drawing! Those watermelon shoes are adorable. If I ever come across them in my size, I may have to buy them.

♥ aquariann
Art Update: Daisy Drawing

Molly said...

these are adorable! i have never seen the watermelon ones before but i am on a hunt for them now! too cute!

Jo Murray said...

Yay!... watermelon shoes... made for dancing feet I reckon.

Alexandra said...

Your watermelon shoes are way too cute. Awww. I need a pair! :D

Natasha said...

:) Those watermelon shoes are so freaking adorable. Winter holidays are over here today as well. Back to school and while I did not miss the rushed morning routine and cajoling children, I am ever so grateful for the peace. :)

Rita said...

The watermelon shoes are the kind of thing one wears to stand out and make a statement, I guess. I think they're cute and funny, actually. Another great challenge entry! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely love the shoes! Wow! ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Frances Traina said...

These Vans are so cool! I love the illustration Tracey!

Catharine said...

Like the watermelon shoes :)

sandee said...

The shoes are darling, but you wouldn't catch me in them, lol I'm a conservative kinda gal...ok...boring might be a better description! HA! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Shahrul Niza said...

What a cute & fun shoes!. I would buy them in a heart beat! LOVE LOVE your sketch :). Hugs.

Pointy Pix said...

these are fabulous! your creative genius knows no bounds! I totally hear you on the old/time goes by so fast thing. I also catch myself mumbling that youngs ones today will catch their death of cold by going out with no coat! noooooo!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is really STUNNING art work. What very special Tracey. Love this shoes, wher can I buy them? (LOL)
Lovely greet
Marja

Diana Taylor said...

Those shoes are simply fab - and I love your drawing of them - so beautifully done. Perfect for this weeks colours.

BJ said...

Super Watermelon Shoes. I thought Vans were just vehicles until my son put me straight - LOL - BJ

Tracy said...

Wild shoes! They're fabulous.

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your watermelon vans...Too Cool!! ;)

Elisabeth R said...

LOVE your new shoes!! :)

Diane said...

Another fun post with wonderful art--I love reading your blog!!

WrightStuff said...

Those shoes will be in the shops before you know it! See, I told you you'd be great at drawing sneakers!!

So thrilled you took me up on the idea. I must have more... Hmm, what can we get you painting next?

Nordljus said...

Oh my goodness, watermelon shoes! That's hilarious! They look just wonderful (though I most certainly would not wear them). Love your sketches! I can so relate to that "time flies" thing. I've just returned from my 2 1/2 week's holiday, and I have no idea where the time went. Surely I should still be somewhere half way through my holiday. And is it reall already mid-July already?? What always makes me laugh are those teenagers wearing those hideous 80s outfits and feeling very original, and I think, ah yes, I wore that when I was your age, when it actually was original. And then I remember how old that makes me... Going to read your interview now.

NatashaMay said...

This is fantastic! I would so wear those shoes! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Tracey, your weeks are never normal. I'm so impressed with these shoes and can't believe you were able to create them so quickly. It would take me two weeks at least!

Viola said...

Wonderful drawings, I like the shoes much! :)

Alicia C said...

fun shoes! it summer here so I would like to wear those and eat a whole watermelon - and maybe have a red & green outfit?

Kristin said...

xo!

Joanna said...

STUNNING sneakers - absolutely perfect for this week's ice cream flavour!!

I know EXACTLY what you mean about the time flying by quicker - this 6 weeks has gone by much too fast :o(

scarlett said...

Love this drawing!! Love those shoes!!

Fishcake_random said...

I wish I had watermelon shoes, somehow I don't think the world would be quite so scary or serious all the time if I was wearing these
x x x

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Watermelon shoes.. makes me smile. So incredibly perfect for the last challenge piece. Now we have to dream up our own fun going forward. Great post.

Carolyn Dube said...

I had no idea there were watermelon Vans! You made them cool for me!

Giggles said...

Truly amazing up there in my favorites category!!Shoes and watermelon!! Stylin vans!! Who could ask for anything better to represent summer!! I hope this is the very beginning of your shoe designs!! You are such an inspiration!!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Oooh, wouldn't mind having those shoes for myself!

Terrie Purkey said...

I'm obviously late to this party, but better late than never I always say. Well, not always, but it applies here. Great drawing of very cool shoes - do skaters wear something this cool? I kind of fell off keeping up with this challenge but have certainly enjoyed following everyone else's great contributions.

Virtual Boy said...

Loving your watercolour works as always~ The shoes look really cute and fun!

// Virtual Boy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I think you'd have to be 5 to pull off those watermelon shoes but your drawing of them is fabulous. And I love your teapot drawings on the tea bag papers. Guess you are back to a regular routine again. I have 6 more weeks of the summer holiday. And yes, time does go by fast. It'll be over before I know it. Have a good one. Tammy

linda (dots n doodles) said...

I just love your shoes and want a pair!

Nora CG said...

Those shoes are gorgeous and yummy for my tummy ;)

Have a great day1
Nora

sugar Creek said...

those are so cute, love them!

Linda said...

Ooooh I've always wanted to paint a pair of shoes. Your's is a great way to do it. I love them.

lydiapuenteharris said...

These are kind of fantastic and my daughter saw them and begged for a pair just like them- I've loved seeing how gou interpret the promots. :)

Jana TangledPen said...

those shoes are just awesome!
makes me smile to see them - thanks for that!
I hope you're doing good these days, Tracey. All the best!
Jana